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Niedermayer has No. 27 retired by Ducks, recalls Stanley Cup title

Brother Rob, Kariya, Selanne show up to honor '07 Conn Smythe winner

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Ducks retire Niedermayer's No. 27

WSH@ANA: Ducks raise Niedermayer's No. 27 to rafters

The Ducks honor Scott Niedermayer by raising his No. 27 to the rafters, as he becomes the ninth player to have his number retired by two teams

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Scott Niedermayer is a now a veteran of number retirement ceremonies.

The Hockey Hall of Fame member and four-time Stanley Cup winner is now the ninth player to have his number retired by two NHL teams.

The defenseman, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy after helping the Anaheim Ducks win the Stanley Cup in 2007, saw his No. 27 raised to the rafters of Honda Center on Sunday.

The New Jersey Devils retired his number in 2011.

But Sunday was about Niedermayer's second act. He played his first 13 NHL seasons for the Devils but signed with the Ducks as a free agent on Aug. 4, 2005, joining his brother, Rob Niedermayer, in Anaheim.

Rob was of course in attendance for the ceremony, as were the two players who previously had their numbers retired by the Ducks, Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne.

Niedermayer spoke fondly of Anaheim's run to the Cup in '07 as the crowd serenaded him with chants of "Scotty!"

"It's a special feeling sitting in a dressing room before a big game knowing every guy in there is committed to one thing: helping the team win" Niedermayer said.

Kariya told a story about playing against Niedermayer in junior hockey, insisting the then-15-year-old star of the Cranbrook Blazers never came off the ice while leading his team to an upset of Kariya's squad.

"Nobody can play 60 minutes," Selanne said, before rethinking it. "Well, maybe Scotty can."

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